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DJ Carey charged with ‘deception and forgery’ in alleged cancer treatment scam

DJ Carey leaving Blanchardstown District Court on Friday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Photos

Former Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey has been charged with a number of counts of deception and forgery as part of an alleged cancer treatment scam. Mr Carey appeared in Blanchardstown District Court on Friday morning where he stood with his hands clasped before him facing Judge John O’Leary as he was charged with 21 fraud offences – 19 of deception and two of using a false instrument.

Mr Carey was granted bail on a range of conditions, including signing on at a Garda station and keeping the gardaí informed about any travel abroad.

The court sent the case forward to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on November 2nd next, after being told that a book of evidence was being served on Mr Carey.

Free legal aid was granted following an application from solicitor Edward Hughes, with the judge remarking that from the information given to him it appeared Mr Carey had “no income whatsoever”.


Mr Hughes said the case was likely to be a “heavily documented prosecution” with very difficult charges to defend.

Mr Carey has not yet entered a plea.

Colm Keena

Colm Keena

Colm Keena is an Irish Times journalist. He was previously legal-affairs correspondent and public-affairs correspondent